posting on LinkedIn. I think I could achieve that level of greatness.
Of course, being alive now rather than then has many other benefits, like a life expectancy of over 30 years for example.
Anyway, Gregory Lewis apparently wondered about why there were so many ancient greats too, and has done some math and assembled lots of graphs. It seems that there are actually far more great ancient figures than should be the case. Given factors like population growth, technology, lifespan lengthening and the like, you’d expect a lot more greatness today.
To which I say: DEVOLUTION IS REAL! © mathew 2017
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